In this 'In conversation with', The FEBS Journal is pleased to interview Lori Passmore, a Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB).
Lori Passmore studied Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), before moving to the UK in 1999 for a PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research. After completing her PhD, Lori moved to Cambridge, where she became a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MRC-LMB. In 2009, Lori started her own group at the MRC-LMB and was subsequently awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2011), an ERC Consolidator Grant (2017) and a Wellcome Discovery Award (2023). She was also elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme (2015) and EMBO Membership (2018).
Lori's research focusses on the determination of the structures of protein complexes that regulate gene expression, using primarily cryo-electron microscopy and in vitro assays. Her work has contributed significantly to our understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular processes, giving insights into human physiology and disease. In this interview, Lori provides an overview of her research and discusses current challenges in the field, recalls the key events and collaborations that have helped shape her successful research career and offers advice to early career scientists.
In this interview-based article, Lori discusses some of her career highlights and ongoing research aspirations.
Read the interview in full here: In conversation with Lori Passmore - Dhillon - The FEBS Journal - Wiley Online Library